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The Place Beyond the Pines (2013): Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Rose Byrne, Ray Liotta

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The Place Beyond the Pines plays out as if reading a historical novel that expands several generations.   It is a tale of the "sins of the father" and how life patterns and circumstances overshadows the film with echoes of Cane and Abel laced throughout the saga.  The opening scene showcases  a dark and gritty visual of Ryan Gosling, Luke, as a tattooed self absorbed showman riding a motorcycle flamboyantly at a fair. Eva Mendes, Romina, passionately entranced by the bad boy, Luke, has a renewed fling, which the previous year had brought forth a child unbeknownst to Luke.   Romina creates a well balanced life with a stable and loving man, Mahershala Ali, Kofi, whereas Luke is unable to connect within societies standards and instead embraces an empty and lonely existence evoking chaos and tragedy amongst the living. The consequences of self appointed exclusion denote demise, corruption and tragic consequences, while foreshadowing the next chapter in the saga.

Bradley Cooper, …

"Point On" Pumps are "Spotlight On" in 2013

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The "Point On" pointed toe pump is everywhere this spring and summer season.   Whether wearing a suit, pencil skirt, capris or jeans - the dainty pointy toe makes a classic statement.  There are numerous styles to choose ranging from the kitten heeled pump to the three inch and higher va va voom number.   For everyday, a kitten heel is sophisticated and frankly elegant with leggings, capris, suit or jeans. Of course, comfortable too.  The look is fresh and very feminine.  Think of Anne Hathaway as Andy Sachs in the movie The Devil Wears Prada (2006) running errands for the diva Vogue-like Magazine Editor,  Miranda Priestly, Meryl Streep, with pointed toed boots and pumps.   Or celebrities in the pointed toe pump during the day or for evening soiree events.   Every outfit is Audreyesq complete with "point on" pumps sending a message of confidence and style.




Top Point It Out - Pumps:

1.  Haute Couture:Forever Chic StyleFavorite - Jimmy Choo!   Jimmy Choo …

Mr. Selfridge (2013 - Masterpiece Classic): Jeremy Piven, Frances O'Connor, Zoe Tapper, Katherine Kelly, Aisling Loftus

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Background - Mr. Harry Selfridge....

Fans of Downton Abbey will be riveted on the new television show Mr. Selfridge on PBS, Masterpiece Classic. Based on the true story of Mr. Harry Selfridge, an American businessman, with an extraordinary vision to revolutionize how  people shopped in London in the early 1900's. Prior to the opening of Selfridge's department store in the UK, men went to tailors and women sought out seamstresses.  It was unfathomable to peruse apparel or try on clothing before purchasing.  Selfridge's goal was to change the shopping experience making the act of shopping an event.  Additionally, lets just say the idea of bargain shopping was simply not respectable nor the activity so popular as it is today. Selfridge also moved perfumes and make up to the front of the store following the French. The time period, similar to Downton, begins in 1909, with the opening of the infamous store, through 1947.  Mr. Harry Selfridge, previously worked at Marshall Field…

Spring & Summer 2013 - Top 10

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"Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and SoSultry"
Or 
"As Cool as a Cucumber"

"Megan, Bettyand of course - Don Draper"



Spring and Summer 2013 remains feminine and romantic this season with a rich juxtaposition between sultry hot and cucumber cool hues.  Once again, television and film captures the mood and essence of eye popping fashion.  Downton Abbey (Masterpiece Theatre) inspires frocks with lace exuding effortless manners and charm.  The movie, Life of Pi, (2012) delves into ocean and sky shades of blue so popular this spring.  Or the film, Oz (2013) from the trailers is drenched in smouldering sunshine shades and emerald greens following the yellow brick road capturing the essence of fun and laughter.  Mad Men (AMC), paints the room in dresses, pointy toes and ladylike ensembles. Lastly, black and white or just white always makes a show stopping statement performance amongst lavish colors.  Get ready to pack away fall and embrace this golden and beautifully sun ki…

85th Annual Academy Awards Oscar Winners (2013)

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Lights, Camera and Action!
List of winners from the 85th Annual Academy Awards held on February 24, 2013!





Amour, Argo, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Django Unchained, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook & Zero Dark Thirty
Top Five Oscars - "And the Oscar goes too".....


Best Actor:Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln."













Best Actress:Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook."












Best Supporting Actor:Christoph Waltz, "Django Unchained."









Best Supporting Actress:Anne Hathaway, "Les Miserables."










Best Director:Ang Lee, "Life of Pi."













Best Picture:"Argo."











And, all the other important Oscars goes too:


Foreign Language Film: "Amour."Adapted Screenplay: Chris Terrio, "Argo."Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, "Django Unchained."Animated Feature Film: "Brave."Production Design: "Lincoln."Cinematography: "Life of Pi."Sound…

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012): Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson, Penelope Wilton

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London based retirees in the golden years of life are intrigued by a lucrative retirement community advertisement for the Marigold Hotel based in India.  The advertisement promises a luxury palace for retirees seeking a life of leisure in an exotic location.  The guests meet for the first time at an airport and are whisked away on an adventure that is about change, renewal and a fresh start for the willing.

The Marigold Hotel is nothing as expected and the group of retirees are suddenly thrown into a vibrant and chaotic world that is culturally different and constantly changing. Sonny, Dev Patel, hotel owner is fabulous as the visionary for the decrepit palace in much need of repair.   He wittingly impresses the guests in a lively and fun manner while in love.  Evelyn, Judy Dench, a widow, with little money must start over anew. Muriel, a grumpy woman, Maggie Smith, in need of a hip replacement in Britain is sent to India for quicker surgery rather than wait six months in the British…